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  • Vol. 61, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1971
  • pp: 169–172

Shearing Interferometry with Constant Radial Displacement

OLOF BRYNGDAHL  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 61, Issue 2, pp. 169-172 (1971)

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A type of shearing interferometry is presented in which a constant shear is introduced in the radial direction. For small shear, the interferogram displays the radial phase derivative of the wave front under test. The interferometer can be realized with axicon or circular-grating arrangements and seems useful for studying objects with cylindrical or circular geometry.

OLOF BRYNGDAHL, "Shearing Interferometry with Constant Radial Displacement," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 169-172 (1971)

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